Our breeding program was established with professionalism and integrity to provide loving families with the perfect example of the Golden Retriever breed, outstanding in appearance, intelligence and demeanor. Specializing in a variety of colors including English Crème, light gold, medium gold and red. All of our dogs have completed and passed thorough vet exams and are sound in health and genetics which they pass down to their beautiful and intelligent offspring. Each puppy is raised in professional hands and well socialized giving them the best start to being the perfect family companion. Much time and dedication is put into each dog, litter and finally each puppy. Raising dogs is a lifestyle rather than a hobby here at HD Goldens, a solid breeding program requires multiple dogs with excellent genetics and demeanor, around the clock care and especially the dedication to maintain the health and well being in each and every animal here. The biggest factors in making this happen is dedication and funds, puppy adoption fees go into paying the bills incorporated in sustaining a proper facility, vet care and the raising of these precious well loved and happy dogs. Without my great crew of dogs I would not be able to provide families with a beautiful loving companion!
AKC Golden Retrievers
Puppies are born under supervision in a safe, stimulating & clean environment. They are in a quiet and safe nursery with their mommy until 4 weeks of age. At 4 weeks of age they begin to explore, potty on their own and are introduced to puppy food. At 5 weeks of age they are introduced to a doggy door for them to go outside to do their business in a secured area. At 6 weeks of age they are socialized with people (I handle them from birth of course!) other animals, and get to play outside in the grass & sunshine! They are analyzed for both sound health & disposition making them the finest example of a Golden Retriever- best recognized as being "The family dog"
We accept deposits as soon as a litter is born, for a choosing order. A meet and greet for families that have placed a deposit to visit and choose their pup is scheduled around the puppies 6 week mark-after their first puppy vaccination and when personalities begin to emerge. We arrange this with the families generally on a Saturday or Sunday in a 2 hour timeframe with timeslots to choose your puppy in order of deposit. A deposit is required before welcoming you to our home as is in the best interest and safety of us as well as avoiding any impulse buys.
Puppies are ready to go to their new family as soon at 8 weeks of age.
We believe strongly in feeding wholesome foods with good nutrition. There are two brands we have had great success:
Puppies are started off with Bil Jac large breed puppy found a pet feed stores such as PetSmart and Petco, they do wonderful on it and it is a smaller sized & shaped food easier for the young pups to begin trying puppy food at 4 weeks old. They love it!
We transition to Diamond Naturals Large Breed puppy at 6 weeks of age, we have used this for years and are very happy with it. It is sold at our local Tractor Supply store (rural area) and is slightly more affordable, yet still a 4 star food rating.
We recommend either food, and welcome change to a comparable food is you wish.
We feed 3x a day (morning, noon, night). At 8 weeks of age your puppy can be cut back to 2x a day (morning, evening). A feeding chart will be on the back of your food of choice.
We also introduce puppies to probiotics and other nutritional supplements such as canned pumpkin to ensure they get off to the very best start in the first crucial weeks of development.
Our adult dogs eat Diamond Naturals as well, they come in different varieties such as chicken & rice, lamb & rice and beef & rice. Info on different dog food brands and their ingredients/quality can be found at www.dogfoodadvisor.com